Everyone who has tried it (and the few who have, in fact, succeeded) will know how difficult quitting smoking can be. Whether one’s using nicotine patches, hypnosis, or just straight up cold turkey, the battle against nicotine is not easy even when it’s going well.
If you’ve tried absolutely everything to quit smoking and still have been unable to find success, there is an unlikely solution that might give you just the edge in the uneven war you’re waging: cream of tartar. Believe it or not, in addition to many other health benefits, cream of tartar can also assist in eliminating nicotine from your system. Read up on its numerous wonderful properties.
Cream of tartar is the popular name of potassium bitartrate, which is a by-product of winemaking. It comes in powder form and has acidic properties which can clean the skin and relieve acne.
Do not apply cream of tartar directly to the face. Instead, drink a teaspoon in an 8-ounce glass of water or orange juice daily.
Doing this will help destroy the acne-causing bacteria.
In addition to reducing acne, cream of tartar also reduces blood pressure.
There is a total of 16,500 milligrams of potassium in 100 grams of cream of tartar.
If you suffer from high blood pressure because of potassium deficiency, mix a teaspoon with a glass of water and drink it every night before bed.
Not only does potassium bitartrate help with high blood pressure, it can also change the pH levels in your urine which is crucial in treating infections of the urinary tract.
Cream of tartar will actually destroy bacteria which cause infections and relieve you from urinary tract infection symptoms.
To reduce UTI symptoms, all you have to do is add one-and-a-half teaspoons of cream of tartar in a glass of warm water and add a few drops of lemon juice twice a day.
100 grams of potassium bitartrate have has two milligrams of magnesium in it. Some physicians believe it to be able to effectively reduce pain caused by arthritis
Doctors suggest adding two tablespoons of cream of tartar and three tablespoons of Epsom salt to your bath and soaking in it for 30 minutes once a day.
Last but not least, let’s talk about cream of tartar’s nicotine-detoxification properties.
It takes approximately 48 to 72 hours for nicotine to fully leave your system.
Not only will cream of tartar flush nicotine out of your system, if you mix it with orange juice, it will significantly change the taste of nicotine, making it taste bad and reduce your cravings.
Next time you crave a cigarette, just add half a teaspoon of cream of tartar to a glass of orange juice and let your body do the rest.